Alcohol and Other Drug Committee

Lamar University's newly-formed Alcohol and Other Drug Committee (AODC) was developed to address the issue of substance abuse among students on the campuses of Lamar University (LU) and Lamar Institute of Technology.

The AODC's charge is to:

  • Identify the key issues associated with alcohol and drug abuse through an inventory of combined departmental efforts
  • Develop a strategic plan to mitigate high risk behavior which is to include, but is not limited to, efforts in prevention, early intervention, policy and enforcement, and marketing measures
  • Suggest changes to existing policies, programs or protocols to reduce high risk behaviors
  • Emphasize the use of evidence-based and informed practices which have demonstrated success in reducing high risk drinking and the associated harm
  • Support the development of and monitoring of data points to measure the success of the strategic plan